University of Hertfordshire, the educational partner of the British Higher School of Design, in 2018 received the top gold ranking in the UK’s assessment of teaching excellence in higher education — the Teaching Excellence Framework. This award remains valid for up to 3 years.
This award recognises the outstanding teaching at the University and marks an uplift on last year’s submission (TEF 2017), in which the University was ranked silver. The TEF judging panel highlighted the University’s commitment and success in work-based learning, entrepreneurship and enterprise.
The TEF is a national initiative, run by the UK government’s Office for Students, that rewards excellent teaching in higher education. The award also indicates that students of the University of Hertfordshire from all backgrounds achieve consistently outstanding results, both within their education and employment.
BHSAD collaborates with the University of Hertfordshire since the School's opening in 2003. The University was founded in 1952 as Hatfield Technical College and is now up there in the top 72 universities of the UK, together with Oxford and Cambridge, as marked by the TEF ranking.